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Arthur C. Fougner, MD, elected Medical Society of the State of New York president

Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Fougner is chief of Gynecologic Ultrasound at Northwell Health


Arthur C. Fougner, MD, was elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at its 213th annual House of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown, NY, on April 13. Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Fougner is chief of Gynecologic Ultrasound at Northwell Health.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Fougner earned his MD degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training in OB-GYN at St. Clare’s Hospital, NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Booth Memorial Medical Center.

An attending Ob/gyn at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and LIJ Forest Hills, Dr. Fougner is an assistant professor of Ob/gyn at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and formerly an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Stony Brook and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

A history of service

Dr. Fougner is a member of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Active in organized medicine since 1979, Dr. Fougner will serve as a New York Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) from January 2019-December 2020. He previously served as MSSNY’s President-Elect, Vice President and Assistant Secretary. Additionally, he was MSSNY's Commissioner of Communications from 2012-2013, Assistant Commissioner of Public Health from 2009-2010 and Commissioner of Governmental Affairs from 2010-2012. He serves as a trustee for the Medical Society of the County of Queens.